As a fire burns at a Texaco Oil refinery, the heat is on for Texaco over
charges of racism.
And Liberty University faces possible foreclosure.
Light Snow in parts of southwest Virginia this morning... flurries will
continue around the region. It's also going to remain cold. I'll tell you
more in a few minutes.
Civil Rights leader Jesse Jackson is threatening to organize a nationwide
boycott of Texaco.
Jackson says one of the oil company's senior executives made racial slurs
during a 19-94 meeting.
Jackson also claims the company discriminates when it comes to hiring and
((WHEN WE LOOK AT EMPLOYMENT PATTERNS AND THE PROMOTION PATTERNS AND THE OWNER
OPERATIONS OF TEXACO STATIONS, WE SEE DEEP ENGRAVED PATTERNS OF RACISM AND
SUPER=01-Rev. Jesse Jackson/Rainbow Coalition;
OUT Q= and sexism.
Investigators for Texaco, who analyzed a recording of the meeting say the
executive never made a racial slur.
But the N-DOUBLE-A-C-P has asked Attorney General Janet Reno and F-B-I
director Louis Freeh to investigate whether criminal or civil right violations
occurred in the scandal.
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;
Meantime firefighters are battling a blaze at the Texaco Oil Refinery in
the Wilmington District of L-A.
The fire was reportedly started by an explosion.
There is little information available at this time.
More allegations have surfaced in the Army sex scandal.
Newly released documents show that several officers and instructors accused
of raping and harassing female recruits at a Maryland training center, also
threatened their victims in hopes of keeping them quiet.
America's top soldier, General John Shalikashvili, said it's too early to
determine the depth of the alleged abuse.
1:23:51 - 10 newspath
((OUR TASK NOW IS TO TURN INTO FINDING OUT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO INSURE WE
EXAM ALL SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES SO SOMETHING LIKE THIS CAN'T HAPPEN IN THE
SUPER=01-John Shalikashvili/Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman;
OUT Q=IN THE FUTURE.
Five soldiers have been charged with
raping and harassment.
Fifteen others have been suspended.
Help has arrived to more than one million refugees scattered in eastern
A U-N relief operation today began delivering badly needed food and medicine
to those trapped by fighting in that African nation.
A spokesman for the U-N refugee agency, says the security council did not
act quickly enough in averting this crisis.
((RAY WILKINSON: THE LAST TWO YEARS WE'VE HAD THIS PROBLEM FESTERING AWAY IN
CENTRAL AFRICA WITHOUT MANY PAYING ATTENTION TO IT, AND IT WAS SIMPLY
INEVITABLE THAT AT SOME POINT THAT WAS GOING TO EXPLODE AGAIN AND NOW IT'S
EXPLODED WE HAVE A SITUATION THAT'S FAR MORE COMPLEX THAN IT WAS TWO YEARS
SUPER=01-Ray Wilkinson/UN Relief Worker;
OUT Q=two years ago.
The U-N aid is reaching only two cities, and many more refugees have fled
farther west into inaccessible parts of Zaire.
A five- year- old boy remains hospitalized in serious condition this
afternoon following a freak accident at a northern Virginia race track.
The boy was injured when a race car lost control and smashed through a fence
and into the grandstand.
The boy's mother Vickie Lynn was killed as she tried to shield her son with
Six other people were injured fleeing the crash.
The driver was NOT hurt.
Roanoke Police found a cash register in the woods unopened, but they are
still on the lookout
for two men who reportedly stole it from a convenience store.
It happened at the Uni-Mart on Gus Nicks Boulevard shortly after 9 last
IN Q=Two individuals entered
((C.J. GOINS/ROANOKE CITY POLICE; ))
SUPER=01-C.J. Goins/Roanoke City Police;
OUT Q=fled the scene.
One man suffered minor injuries when the two men left store, knocking the
door into the man.
The two men then fled on foot in Thrasher Park.
The fate of Liberty University's Lynchburg campus is in jeopardy.
It needs to cough up more than one million dollars in overdue payments to
The school has until tomorrow to come up with the money or face foreclosure.
Liberty owes an estimated 15 million dollars to its bondholders, but the
cash- strapped school has offered to repay just half that amount.
But attorneys for the school's creditors say that's not enough, and they
reserve the right to foreclose on the property.
The campus and buildings are said to be worth between six and eight million
It has not even been a week since the general election, but voters in five
local counties are gearing up for another one.
At a rally this morning in Rocky Mount, Delegate Allen Dudley announced his
candidacy for Virgil Goode's vacated seat in the state senate.
IN Q=With Senator
((DEL. ALLEN DUDLEY/R- ROCKY MOUNT: WITH SENATOR GOODE LEAVING THIS AREA, I SAW
A GREAT VOID IN LEADERSHIP AND WE'RE IN DESPERATE NEED OF LEADERSHIP. WE'RE IN
DESPERATE NEED OF HAVING PEOPLE RECOGNIZE THAT THERE IS LIFE ON THIS SIDE OF
RICHMOND AND I THINK I'M PREPARED TO PROVIDE THAT LEADERSHIP. ))
SUPER=Del. Allen Dudley/(R) Rocky Mount;
OUT Q=that leadership
Democratic Delegate Roscoe Reynolds is also vying for the post.
The race will be hotly contested because control of the State Senate is on
A date has not been given for the special election, but it will likely be
held sometime next month.
The district includes all of Franklin, Floyd, Henry and Patrick counties as
well as parts of Caroll County.
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When we return,
Liberty faces a Tuesday deadline.
Investors say bond payments totalling one million dollars are late.
We'll meet two veterans-- fighting a different kind of battle.
but first, let's check in with Beth.
Light snow showers around the region this morning have made for some slippery
road conditions in places.
NO significant accumulation is in the forecast, but with more snow flurries and
very cold temperatures-- watch out for slick roads and bridges through
tomorrow. Right outside the WDBJ studio--
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Add another name to the list of people expected to leave the White House.
President Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff Harold (IH'-keez) Ickes is
reportedly on the way out.
Meantime, the President is hinting he's ready to consider bringing on
Republicans for key White House roles, possibly as Presidential aides.
SUPER=03-Arlington NTL Cemetary;
OUT Q=(nats of bugle)
President Clinton was at Arlington National Cemetary this morning to lay a
wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
It was in observance of Veterans' Day, the national holiday that honors the
men and women who have served our country in the armed forces.
Some homeless veterans in Roanoke took time the day before Veteran's day to
celebrate their second chance at life.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=The latest numbers
SUPER=01-Lois Bettis/Roanoke Rescue Mission; :17
SUPER=01-Bill Manning/Homeless Veteran; :38
SUPER=01-Don Walton/Homeless Veteran; 1:00 Quick!!!
OUT Q=News7, Roanoke.
(( The latest numbers show that about fifteen percent of the men seeking
shelter in Roanoke's Rescue Mission are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
A national survey suggests that downsizing in the military is leaving more
Lois Bettis, however, has another explanation.
IN Q=In our case
((LOIS BETTIS/ROANOKE RESCUE MISSION: IN OUR CASE, I GUESS WE WOULD SAY, 98 TO
99 PERCENT IS ALCOHOL OR DRUG RELATED.))
That's a charge neither Don Walton or Bill Manning would deny.
Both are long- time residents of the mission, and both have fought their own
self- induced demons since leaving the military.
Alcohol and drugs left them without money, without a home, and without hope.
IN Q=This is a
((BILL MANNING/HOMELESS VETERAN: THIS IS A PLACE TO BE IF YOU ARE HOPELESS. AND
I DEFINITELY WAS HOPELESS. I LOST MY WIFE AND MY CHILDREN, THEY HAD WANTED
NOTHING ELSE TO DO WITH ME BECAUSE OF ALCOHOL.))
OUT Q=because of alcohol.
IN Q=After years spent
((After years spent battling problems like alcoholism and drug abuse, many
veterans tell us if they had not ended up at the rescue mission, their only
other destination would have been much more final.))
OUT Q=much more final.
IN Q=Were it not
((REPORTER: WERE IT NOT FOR THE MISSION WHERE WOULD YOU BE RIGHT NOW? DON
WALTON/VETERAN: PROBABLY IN THE STREETS OR PROBABLY, MAYBE DEAD.))
OUT Q=maybe dead.
But here Walton, Manning and dozens of other veterans like them have found
Twelve- step programs and a strict daily regimen have turned them around.
They know that this could very well be their last chance.
IN Q=And I have
((BILL MANNING: AND I HAVE SEVEN PEOPLE HERE WHO I REALLY CAN'T LET DOWN. AND
I'M STARTING OVER AGAIN AT 55 YEARS OF AGE. I HOPE I CAN JUST CONTINUE.))
OUT Q=can just continue.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Roanoke.))
Some disabled veterans were able to celebrate the holiday with family and
friends, thanks to a local cellphone company.
Volunteers from G-T-E- Mobilnet paid a visit to the V-A hospital in Salem
and the nearby Veterans Care Center.
They came packing cellphones for veterans to make free long- distance calls
to loved ones.
Ray Tabor spoke with his sister in Pennsylvania for the first time in about
IN Q=Yes she is
((RAY TABOR/VETERAN: YES SHE IS. SOME GRANDKIDS AND MICHAEL. YEAH WE'RE HAVING
A FIELD DAY TODAY. I MEAN TO TELL YOU THIS IS MY DAY.))
((ANTONIO EDMONDS/GTE MOBILNET: IT'S VERY NEAT. IT'S REAL INTERESTING, YOU LOOK
AT PEOPLE AND YOU DON'T KNOW HOW SMALL THINGS CAN REALLY TOUCH SOMEBODY'S LIFE
AND IT'S ACTUALLY A BOOST TO YOURSELF.))
SUPER=01-Ray Tabor/Veteran; :10
SUPER=01-Antonio Edmonds/GTE Mobilnet; :16
OUT Q=boost to yourself.
Edmonds says the program was started to help veterans who not only can not
afford long distance calls, but are physically unable to make the call
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V-M-I officials want any females admitted to go through the same hardships
that current RATS experience.
The minivan may be convenient for car pools and shopping, But a new study
says they may pose an unnecessary strain on the wallet.
Stay with us.
You may have to pay big bucks for some minor fender-benders in your minivan.
A new study by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds nine models
fared poorly in bumper crash tests at five miles per hour.
The worst was the 19-96 Ford Aerostar, which averaged more than 14-hundred
dollars in damage.
The 19-96 Honda Odyssey sustained the
least damage, averaging 474 dollars per crash.
Ford disputes the test findings.
Rupert Cutler is stepping down from Virginia's Explore Park-- but he's not
going to stop preserving Virginia's undeveloped land.
Last week, Rupert Cutler announced he is leaving his job at the Explore Park
to join the Western Virginia Land Trust.
He will be working one- on- one with landowners to promote conservation
easements... agreements that provide tax benefits in exchange for restrictions
on the property.
IN Q=If you surrender the right
((RUPERT CUTLER/WESTERN VIRGINIA LAND TRUST: IF YOU SURRENDER THE RIGHT TO MAKE
AN INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, OR COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT,
IMMEDIATE INCOME TAX IS REDUCED BECAUSE THAT IS A CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION TO
GOVERNMENT AND THEN WHEN YOU DIE AND YOUR KIDS HAVE THE ESTATE TAXES TO PAY,
THE ESTATE TAXES ARE MUCH LOWER SO THAT LAND IS MUCH MORE APT TO STAY IN THE
SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Western Virginia Land Trust;
OUT Q=stay in the family.
Cutler says the group will be modeled after a similar organization that has
helped preserve more than 400- thousand acres of open space in northern
The rat line is going co-ed.
And Virginia Military Institute officials want that to be the ONLY change in
On Wednesday V-M-I and Justice Department lawyers will meet in Roanoke
federal court to decide what accommodations V-M-I should make for women.
Next year's freshman class will be the first in school history with women.
V-M-I would like to induct women into the corps of cadets -- known as the
That would mean women would have to shave their heads and be ordered around
The Justice Department says it wants V-M-I to protect incoming women from
potential sexual harassment.
But V-M-I officials say the government wants to change school tradition.
Northeast Ohio is bracing itself for a major snowstorm.
SUPER=03-Cuyahoga Co., OH/Last Night;
Snow showers are expected to drop five to ten inches near Cleveland today,
and another five to ten inches tonight.
The area is already blanketed with more than a foot of snow.
Snow plows were busy today trying to keep Cleveland's Hopkis Airport open.
The weekend storm has left more than 60-thousand residents without power.
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Cold/15-19/Partly Sunny/Cold/31-35;
SUPER=334-Mostly Cloudy/Flurries/15-19/Partly Cloudy/Flurries/30-34;
A lot of economic data that's coming out is indicating that the economy may
And that could bring interest rates down.
Len Besthoff looks into what this could mean for individual investors in the
latest edition of Common Sense.
IN Q=In this weeks
SUPER=01-Tom Dunkenberger/Wheat First Butcher Singer; :08
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
IN Q=In this
((In this week's edition of Common Sense we discuss what could happen if
interest rates drop and how that would affect investors.))
IN Q=A lot
((TOM DUNKENBERGER/WHEAT FIRST BUTCHER SINGER: A LOT OF SIGNS IN THE ECONOMY
INDICATE THAT THE ECONOMY IS SLOWING, AND WHAT THAT MEANS IS THE FED COULD
LOWER INTEREST RATES. IF THEY DO LOWER INTEREST RATES, IT'S A LOT OF TIMES
REALLY GOOD FOR THE STOCK MARKET, BECAUSE INVESTORS WHO AREN'T ABLE TO GET THE
HIGHEST RATE OF RETURN FROM FIXED INCOME INVESTMENTS LOOK FOR OVERALL CAPITAL
APPRECIATION IN THE FORM OF STOCKS. AMONG THE STOCKS, PROBABLY LOOK AT THE
SMALL CAP BEING THE ONES THAT ARE LIKELY TO BENEFIT THE MOST. THE SMALLER
COMPANIES ARE HIGHLY LEVERAGED, THEIR BORROWING COSTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH
INTEREST RATES, IF THEY DON'T HAVE TO PAY AS MUCH INTEREST, IT HELPS THEIR
BOTTOM LINE. SO I WOULD LOOK FOR THE SMALL CAPS TO DO PARTICULARLY WELL COMING
OUT Q=into January.
IN Q=I'm Len Besthoff with
((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense. Let's send it
back to the newsdesk.))
OUT Q=the newsdesk.))
Stock prices are generally higher, adding to last week's record-breaking
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 26 points.
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Still to come in sports,
The Redskins defense yields the third best passing game in the history of the
One of America's top hair designers will tell us what effect history will
have on today's hair fashions.
Stay with us.
MUSIC UP FULL
Kevin Butler's third field goal attempt in overtime gave the Arizona
Cardinals a 37 to 34 win over the Washington Redskins.
SUPER=03-Washington DC/FOX Sports; :
With the score tied 3-all Guss Frerotte hands off to Marc Logan who breaks
free and scores from 36 yards out and the Redskins took the 10 to 3 lead in the
It was 13-all at the half then Michael Westbrook gets the pass and runs 17
yards for the touchdown and the Redskins led 20 to 13.
The lead went back and forth and the game went to overtime.
SUPER=30-Arizona/37/Washington/34; Kevin Butler connects on this 32 yard
field goal and the Cardinals beat the Redskins 37 to 34.
The Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco in overtime yesterday.
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/FOX Sports;
The 49-ers broke a tie game in the fourth quarter. Terry Kirby takes the
handoff and scores on a 27 yard run and San Francisco led the Cowboys 17 to 10.
But the Cowboys came right back. Troy Aikman hooks up with Eric Bjornson
(B-YORN-son) on this 7 yard touchdown strike and the game ended regulation tied
at 17 to 17.
Dallas drove down field in SUPER=30-Dallas/20/San Francisco/17/;overtime
and Chris Boniol (BONE-Yole) connected on the 29 yard field goal and the
Cowboys beat the 49-ers 20 to 17.
The Labonte family was celebrating at the Atlanta Motor Speedway yesterday
as both brothers won big.
SUPER=03-Hampton, GA/ESPN; :
Terry Labonte, who started the day with a 47 point lead on his teammate,
passed his brother Bobby to lead the race for the second time of the day.
An ugly crash spun Loy Allen out of control and he's hit by Wally Dallenbach
on the drivers side of the car. Allen had to be cut from the car and he was
taken to the hospital for observation.
Bobby Labonte made his move near the end of the race and won the NAPA 500.
But his brother Terry won the points title with a fifth place finish. His
teammate Jeff Gordon was second.
IN Q="Just a...
((TERRY LABONTE/WINSTON CUP POINTS CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/Winston Cup Points Champion
OUT Q=.....drive for him."
Dale Jarrett finished second in the race, Gordon third and Dale Earnhardt
If you are planning on an outlandish new hair style you may want to think
A top hair designer says expect a return to the more traditional styles.
After a hair show in Roanoke last weekend, Mike Hawkins spent Monday and
Tuesday training stylists at Nancy's Hair Salon in Salem.
Hawkins is with the Billy Yamaguchi Salon and Coastal Day Spa in Ventura
Yamaguchi is a member of Intercoiffure (inter-QUAW-fur), the exclusive
trend- setting organization for the hair industry.
IN Q=A lot of the
((MIKE HAWKINS/YAMAGUCHI HAIRSTYLIST: A LOT OF THE TIME HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF
IN HAIR, SO THAT'S WHY YOU'LL SEE THE SHAGS COMING BACK WITH A LITTLE BIT OF
90'S TWIST. NOW IT'S LEAVING US. NOW WE'RE GOING BACK TO THE TRADITIONAL BOBS,
BUT WE'RE STILL KEEPING THE LAYERS. MENS' HAIRCUTS ARE GOING A LITTLE LONGER, A
LITTLE CROPPIER. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Hawkins/Yamaguchi Hairstylist;
OUT Q=a little croppier.
Hawkins was training Nancy's stylists on the latest coloring and cutting
IN Q=It's just the
((NANCY DEHART/NANCY'S HAIR SALON OWNER: IT'S JUST THE MOST EXCITING THING WE
CAN DO. IT GIVES US MORE KNOWLEDGE AND MORE CREDIBILITY. ))
SUPER=01-Nancy DeHart/Nancy's Hair Salon Owner;
OUT Q=and more credibility.
The Yamaguchi Salon is recognized as a leader in fundamentals and artistry
in the hair industry, and conducts workshops around the world.